This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, medium sized, two inches and a half wide, and the same in height; roundish and flattened, somewhat inclining to turbinate. Skin, smooth, and beautifully striped with green and yellow, and faintly tinged with red where it is exposed to the sun. Eye, open, placed in a round and shallow basin. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, white, melting, and buttery, with a sugary and perfumed flavour.
The tree, in rich soil, is a vigorous grower, and an excellent bearer, but, unless grown in a favourable situation, it is liable to canker. It succeeds well either on the pear or quince, and requires a wall to bring the fruit to perfection. Poiteau considers this a variegated form of Bergamotte d'Automne, which in all probability it is.
Bergamotte Suisse Longue. See Verte Longue Panachée. Bergamotte Suisse Rond. See Bergamotte Suisse. Bergamotte Sylvange. See Sylvange. Bergamotte Tardive. See Easter Beurré. Bergamotte Tardive. See Colmar.
Fruit, rather below medium size, two inches and a quarter wide, and the same in height; Bergamot-shaped, or roundish turbinate. Skin, smooth, pale green at first, but changing as it ripens to pale lemon-yellow, with a slight trace of pale brown russet about the eye, and covered over with numerous pale brown dots. Eye, open, with erect and horny segments, and placed in a shallow basin. Stalk, an inch long, slender, inserted in a narrow cavity. Flesh, white, tender, and melting, with an agreeable, sugary, and vinous flavour.
A good dessert pear, but only of second-rate quality; ripe in November. The tree is a vigorous grower, and an abundant bearer, succeeding well as a standard.
It was raised by Dr. Van Mons, and named in honour of M. J. Thouin, Director of the Jardin des Plantes at Paris.
Besi de Chaumontel. See Chawnontel. Besi de l'Echasserie. See Echassery,
Fruit, above medium size, three inches and three-quarters long, and two and three-quarters broad; long pyriform. Skin, clear yellowish green, mottled with pale brown russet, and occasionally with a tinge of deep red. Eye, rather small and open, set in a shallow depression. Stalk, slender and woody, an inch to an inch and a half long, inserted in a narrow cavity, with a swollen lip on one side of it. Flesh, white, buttery, and melting, juicy, sugary, and perfumed.
An excellent pear; ripe in November, but does not keep long.
It was raised by Major Esperen, of Malines, and the tree produced fruit in 1838, at which period it was about twelve years old.